Welcome To Waterford

Waterford consists of 33 square miles of land in Southeastern Connecticut surrounded by water on three sides and intersected by two major interstate highways. We are located two hours from New York City and Boston with easy commutes to Hartford and New Haven for those people who wish to drive. Our community has developed over the years from a rural farming community in the 1700ís to a suburban community with approximately 20,000 residents. We are home to the Eugene OíNeill Memorial Theater and Harkness Memorial State Park along with a large variety of shopping and restaurant services for the convenience of our residents and other visitors.

Waterford is an exceptional place to live, work, raise a family, or retire. Its proximity to Long Island Sound provides cool breezes in the summer and tempers the harsh New England winters. Traveling North from the beautiful coast up through the upland hills of the Quaker Hill section of town, visitors and residents will see evidence of the vibrancy and success of this part of Connecticut. Our larger community of Southeastern Connecticut has a defense industry background, important biotech industry and many colleges and universities as well as distinctive tourism sites nearby.

Waterford provides many services to the residents including excellent schools, garbage collection, public water and sewer services for most areas, a beautiful public beach, recreational activities and many other services supporting our residents. Please take the time to review our many offerings on this web site and I look forward to meeting with you when you come to Waterford.

Dan Steward
First Selectman

Directions to Town Hall & Municipal Complex

RX Discount Card InfoThe Town of Waterford, through its association with the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities (CCM), the statewide association of towns and cities, is now providing a new Prescription Discount Card that will provide uninsured and underinsured residents savings on prescription medicines. For more information on this Prescription Discount program, click here or on the Rx graphic.

*Photographs displayed throughout this site were taken by Waterford resident, Barbara Schubler.